Went to my first ever Mumford and Sons sow last night at Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ.
They were BRILLIANT. I have loved their music for a while now and was blown away by their energy, musicianship and just pure passion for what they do. It was cool to watch them take turns on a number of instruments.
Hard to understand what they were saying between songs, though. There were about 9,000 folks there (sold out show) and they sang every single word to every single song. Pretty amazing.
Their set and lighting design were awesome, as well. The lighting really did set a tone and was created to draw the audience in and to connect them from the stage with those of us in the audience.
We lucked out and got these tickets (row D, far left side) and I am so very grateful to be able to have witnessed their show...particularly given the continued meteoritc rise to fame.
Two openers also were quite good - Hiam (an all female band back by a drummer) from CA who reminded of Pat Benetar's energy. The music was mostly rock with some retro-pop thrown in for good measure.
Ben Howard followed and masterfully played the guitar in a very percussive style (ala Kaki King). I liked his voice, but his energy didn't match that of Hiam and I think the audience may have become a bit more inattentive, as a result.
Overall, AMAZING evening of Mumford and Sons.
What you talkin' about, Willis?